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There have been rumblings lately that Marvel’s vampire hunter extraordinaire, Blade, could be returning to screens as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s purely idol gossip at this stage, but the star of the original trilogy, almost-action hero and epic tax cheat Wesley Snipes, has been open to a return when asked. Some have been suggesting that Blade could return as a mentor to a new, younger vampire slayer who is less encumbered by the franchise’s past, whilst some think that Blade might work best in Netflix’s darker corner of the McU alongside Daredevil, the Punisher and Jessica Jones.
Regardless of how it work, there’s no question that a return for Snipes’ day-walker would be nothing but welcome, even after the suck-fest that was Blade Trinity seemingly derailed the franchise for good over a decade ago. If however you’re »
- Mark Grainger
Whoever said the comic book movie bubble was about to burst got their assessment completely wrong. Incredibly, there are far more than 50 comic book adaptations currently in various stages of planning and development, and it seems likely that more will be announced in the next couple of years, with Marvel, Sony, Fox and DC all looking at expanded universes of some sort.
It’s a great time to be alive for comic book movie fans, but that many movies in a matter of four or five years is a daunting prospect, and planning and precedence are both key steps in the process of arranging our excitement levels. Luckily, there’s a spectrum you can all adhere to based on the promise of each individual movie.
In the interest of not stretching too thin on certain franchises, this run-down lumps optimistically optioned sequels in with as unyet released films.
- Simon Gallagher
Although it's not the New Year yet, Scream Factory's already gearing up for 2016 by announcing two double feature Blu-ray releases for February 23rd: The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.
From Scream Factory: "More retro double features are planned for blu-ray release in the beginning of the new year! Read on for all the details:
- The Curse (1987) Young Zach Hayes' (Wil Wheaton, Stand by Me) life on the family dairy farm is what anyone would expect. Hard work, long hours and the normal family squabbles. When an ice-blue meteor plunges through the midnight sky, Zach sees in hand on their property. Zach and the local doctor discover that something inside the meteor is infecting the local water on their farm. Fruits, which looked perfect on the outside are teeming with worms… and Zach's family is beginning to change… »
- Derek Anderson
I know what I’ll be getting for myself for a late Valentine’s Day gift and we can all thank Scream Factory for that. Today, the gang over at Sf announced Bluray double features of ’80s horror/sci-fi gems The Curse/Curse II: The Bite and Millennium/R.O.T.O.R, with both hitting shelves this coming February (which makes my Valentine’s Day opening make a little sense I guess). Growing up in the ’80s, I was a big fan of all four films, so if you haven’t seen them, get ready for some fun, because they’re all four a lot of fun (especially The Curse/Curse II). While the specifics as far as supplemental material goes haven’t been announced as of yet, we’ve got the artwork and release date (Feb. 23rd) as well as each film’s synopsis and pre-order info below. »
- Jerry Smith
As the screenwriter behind the "Blade" trilogy, "The Dark Knight" series, and the upcoming "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice," not only has David S. Goyer watched the superhero genre become a blockbuster industry, he's also been more than familiar with the slings and arrows from fans. Chatting recently with Nerdist, the screenwriter shared some fascinating thoughts on the genesis of "Batman Begins," how studios are approaching sequels in today's franchise climate, and addresses, once again, the rationale for Superman killing General Zod in "Man Of Steel." As Ben Affleck gears up to wear the cowl next, it's hard to fathom that it was just over a decade ago when Warner Bros. were seriously worried about the DC Comics property. Goyer admits that at first, there were not many people who were optimistic that he and Christopher Nolan could bring the character to the big screen. “We got lucky in »
- Kevin Jagernauth
David Goyer has been an integral part of the superhero machine that dominates Hollywood these days. Whether you like his work or not, you have to give the writer-director credit for his contributions over the years - to Blade, to Nolan's Bat-verse, to Man Of Steel, etc. - that have made comic book movies big business, resulting in more and more being in the pipeline for us geeks to consume. (Remember... we have... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
Marvel surprised everybody recently with the unexpected revelation of a new Ant-Man and the Wasp movie (juggling around some release dates while it's at it).
But that wasn't all - snuck in with the big news was the announcement that it's also pegged three 2020 dates for more films (on May 1, July 10, and November 6). But what films? Thor 4? Iron Man and Pepper Pots? We have to know!
And while we wait impatiently, here are some educated guesses as to what Marvel might be cooking, and the odds of them coming to pass:
It seems almost impossible that at least one of these three films won't be a sequel, probably to one of the newer properties.
This weekend, a thousand partiers got drenched in fake blood in an homage to the Wesley Snipes film while dancing to the Crystal Method
“Can it just rain blood already?”
The young vampire’s demand is muffled by the plastic fangs in her mouth – soon to be spat out and perched, precariously, on the rim of her pint glass – but her impatience is clear, and shared by the crush of gyrating goths around her. Black-rimmed eyes have been scanning the ceiling of New York’s Terminal 5 nightclub all evening, waiting for the much-hyped main event: a torrent of synthetic blood that will drench the dancefloor, in imitation of the opening scene of the cult 1998 horror film Blade.
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- Stacey Anderson in New York
First breaking into composing for film by providing the score for 2001’s The Delivery, DJ Junkie Xl (also known as Tom Holkenborg, and best know for his remix of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation) has gone to make quite a name for himself in the film world, providing music for Domnio, Blade, 300: Rise of an Empire, Divergent, Run All Night, as well as working with Hans Zimmer on Megamind, Inception, Madagascar 3, The Dark Knight Rises, and Man of Steel (they will once again collaborate on next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). He also provided one of the soundtracks of the Summer with his amazing score for Mad Max: Fury Road (seriously, play that in a car, and you’ll swear you're driving an armoured big rig through a post apocalyptic desert), so you better believe there were many fists pumped in the air when he announced »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Cannes– Japan’s leading pay TV channel has acquired exclusive Japanese broadcast rights to U.S. hit TV series “The Player” (pictured above) from Sony Pictures Television” and “Zoo” from CBS Studios International.
Penned by John Rogers,”The Player” stars Philip Winchester (“Strike Back”, “Flyboys”, “Camelot”) as Alex Kane, a former FBI agent Alex Kane who becomes a reluctant player in a secret society’s perverse game of chance, where the stakes are measured in criminal acts and human lives.
- Elsa Keslassy
French filmmaking duo Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside) told Allocine that their film will be more connected to Tobe Hooper’s original than 2006 prequel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.
The plot focuses on Leatherface’s teenage years, discovering the origins of the character in a unique fashion.
They said: “Basically, we could define our movie as a naturalist, brutal and disillusioned road movie, with a quite new narrative structure in the Texas Chain Saw Massacre universe.”
- Tom Beasley
The Important News Franchise Fever: Ernie Hudson is making a cameo in the Ghostbusters reboot. Sigourney Weaver is also making a cameo in the Ghostbusters reboot. Prometheus 2 is titled Alien: Paradise Lost and there will be a few more linking to Alien. More Sequel Stuff: A sequel to Sicario focused on Benicio Del Toro's character is in development. Wesley Snipes has had talks about doing more Blade sequels. The Wnuf Halloween Special is getting a follow-up. Furious 8 is having trouble finding a director. John Wick 2 starts shooting this fall with only one of the original directors. Men In Black is getting three more sequels. Casting Net: Tracey Morgan will star...
- Christopher Campbell
This fall, Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester both find themselves starring in profoundly stupid new shows for NBC. On the one hand, this seems appropriate. The duo spent the past four years playing brothers in arms on Cinemax's "Strike Back," a slick, fun, but at times fairly silly action series that wraps up in a few weeks. "Strike Back" was many things, but smart was rarely among them. (This final season kicked off with a terrorist act that wouldn't have happened if Stapleton and Winchester's boss had literally just said the phrase "He has a bomb in his bag" on one of about seven or eight different occasions.) Still, "Strike Back" was so good in other areas — particularly the rapport between the two leads, and the staging of the various fight and chase scenes they found themselves in constantly — that it was easy to forgive the goofier moments, or the »
- Alan Sepinwall
Imperium: Our first look at Daniel Radcliffe in Imperium reveals a shaved head and an unhappy look on the face of the actor. He portrays an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate white supremacist terrorists who want to obtain a dirty bomb. The film starts production in Virginia this week. [EW.com] Blade: Wesley Snipes, who starred in three movies as the superhero Blade, says that he's had good conversations with Marvel about the character: "They see the value in it. … I'm still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We'll see how it goes." Snipes last played the character in 2004's Blade: Trinity (above), with Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel co-starring. [The Huffington Post] Shin Gojira: The next...
- Peter Martin
During this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Wesley Snipes (who is in the process of attempting to rebuild his career) received plenty of mainstream media attention when he claimed that he had been talking to Marvel about returning as Blade in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Whether or not that’s true remains to be seen, but it has
- Josh Wilding
Asked about his return as the iconic vampire hunter, Snipes tells The Huffington Post that he's "still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role." Whether it could happen though he seems less sure:
"There's always a possibility, you know. It's in Marvel's hands. They're controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it."
Asked about the possibility of him being added to Marvel's Avengers line-up, he says:
"That would be interesting. I mean, I know it's in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in. He's got to bite somebody. I don't know who he's going to bite. »
- Garth Franklin
Wesley Snipes wants Blade to feature in the 'Avengers' franchise. Although it's been over 10 years since 2004's 'Blade: Trinity' was released, Wesley insists he's still physically fit enough to portray the Marvel comics human-vampire hybrid again on the big screen and he would be interested in joining the 'Avengers' team. He said: ''That would be interesting. I mean, I know it's in the comic book. It would be interesting to see where they would place him and where he really would fit in. He's got to bite somebody. I don't know who he's going to bite.'' However, Wesley would also be happy for another standalone 'Blade' movie, if Marvel agree. He told Huff Post Live: ''There's always a possibility, you know. It's in Marvel's hands. They're controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. »
For the past couple of months, Wesley Snipes has been suggesting that he’s in line for a return as Eric Brooks, claiming that he’s had “favorable” discussions with Marvel Studios about headlining another Blade movie. Now, speaking to The Huffington Post, the action star has offered up a few more words on the reported talks, along with the possibility of Blade joining up with The Avengers.
“There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands” says Snipes. “They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what’s going to happen to it yet.”
“That would be interesting,” he continues, when asked about »
- Gary Collinson
Rumours continue to persist about a return to the big screen for Blade, a role that Wesley Snipes is reportedly very interested in reprising. Snipes' incarceration, and the disappointing critical and commercial response to Blade: Trinity nixed any plans for Blade 4 at the time. But chatting with The Huffington Post, Wesley Snipes has revealed that a new Blade may yet be on the cards.
"There’s always a possibility, you know. It’s in Marvel’s hands", Snipes said. "They’re controlling the pace and the flow with that. Conversations have been good. They see the value in it. We see the value in it. I’m still in shape enough and fit enough to handle the role. We’ll see how it goes. I don’t really know what »
Imperium: Our first look at Daniel Radcliffe in Imperium reveals the actor with a shaved head and an unhappy expression. He portrays an FBI agent who goes undercover to investigate white-supremacist terrorists who want to obtain a dirty bomb. The film starts production in Virginia this week. [EW.com] Blade: Wesley Snipes, who starred in three movies as the superhero Blade, says that he's had good conversations with Marvel about the character: "They see the value in...
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